AptarGroup has been granted a patent for a closure system for containers, featuring a flip-top lid with a spout for dispensing fluid material. The spout includes separate dispensing and vent openings, enhancing functionality. The invention offers a unique solution for efficient and convenient dispensing. GlobalData’s report on AptarGroup gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on AptarGroup, Smart inhalers was a key innovation area identified from patents. AptarGroup's grant share as of March 2024 was 63%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Closure for container with spout having multiple dispensing openings

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: AptarGroup Inc

A newly granted patent (Publication Number: US11964801B1) discloses a closure for a container with a unique design featuring a spout for dispensing fluid material. The closure includes a flip-top lid attached to a base element by a hinge, allowing the lid to move between open and closed positions. The spout of the closure has two separate dispensing openings of different sizes and/or cross-sectional forms, along with a vent opening positioned between them. The design of the closure ensures efficient and controlled dispensing of the fluid material, enhancing user experience and convenience.

Furthermore, the closure design includes specific positioning and symmetry of the dispensing openings, as well as features such as a web within the spout defining the openings and the vent opening. The interaction between the flip-top lid, base element, and spout components ensures a secure seal when the lid is closed, preventing leakage or spillage. The patent also covers a system comprising a container with this unique closure design, offering a complete solution for storing and dispensing fluid materials. Overall, the patented closure design aims to improve functionality, ease of use, and reliability in dispensing fluid materials, catering to a wide range of applications and industries.

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